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05-24-2018 05:01 PM
Knifemaker That's cool. (I kinda remembered the line the same way you did) I was shocked he died so young (54)
He did appear in a few bad movies, but even the movie "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" had the exalted honor of being one of the films on MST3K.
(As they say in Hollywood about being in a bad movie ..."at least you're working..")
His role as Gomez Addams was perfect.
I heard thousands of people attended his funeral in Puerto Rico.
05-24-2018 10:11 AM
Goofyfoot2001
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Yep.

There was this movie called "The Gumball Rally" ..... (similar to the Cannonball Run) where it's a race across the country NY to LA. There's a scene right at the beginning where the driver of the Ferrari (the wonderful Raul Julia) grabs the rear-view mirror and breaks it off and tosses it aside, and says......

https://youtu.be/AjGXn249Fc0
I actually said this to Raul Julia. He was surprised I even remembered the line. It is one of my favorites. I flew kites with him and his son when I was life guarding on Myrtle beach. 1985 or 86 I think. He was making a movie with Fred Ward and Antonio Farga (Huggy Bear) called Florida Straights. Really ****ty movie. I rented a beach chair to Fargas.

Crap you know what, I got it wrong all these years, I always said, "What is behind me does not matter." Well, that sounds better and I'm sticking with my take.
05-22-2018 11:33 AM
eusjma I recently rode at highway speeds without my windshield on. Holy crap - I forgot how tiring that is. I guess I put up a lot of resistance to that wind.
05-22-2018 11:32 AM
eusjma
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Yep.

There was this movie called "The Gumball Rally" ..... (similar to the Cannonball Run) where it's a race across the country NY to LA. There's a scene right at the beginning where the driver of the Ferrari (the wonderful Raul Julia) grabs the rear-view mirror and breaks it off and tosses it aside, and says......

https://youtu.be/AjGXn249Fc0
Great movie. I really like it (better than Cannonball Run). I heard they are doing a remake of Cannonball Run.
05-21-2018 08:19 PM
Knifemaker
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And when another rider passes you ... well ... that never happens. Not an issue.
Yep.

There was this movie called "The Gumball Rally" ..... (similar to the Cannonball Run) where it's a race across the country NY to LA. There's a scene right at the beginning where the driver of the Ferrari (the wonderful Raul Julia) grabs the rear-view mirror and breaks it off and tosses it aside, and says......

05-21-2018 05:57 PM
Thorn
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I know there are no "official" waves to other motorcycles traveling in the same direction. You really can't wave at someone in front of you, and any hand signal to a rider behind you might be confusing.
I do when passing another bike turn my head and give them a "whazzup" nod.
And when another rider passes you ... well ... that never happens. Not an issue.
05-21-2018 05:17 PM
Knifemaker I know there are no "official" waves to other motorcycles traveling in the same direction. You really can't wave at someone in front of you, and any hand signal to a rider behind you might be confusing.
I do when passing another bike turn my head and give them a "whazzup" nod.
05-21-2018 01:25 PM
Spockster
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There doesn't seem to be a standard 'biker wave' when you're traveling in the same direction, or am I just ignorant?
Not that I know of. Maybe some high beam blips.

Today most do the two wheels down sign. Well way back in the day (70s), everyone did the powerfist. When I got back on a street bike, I gave some folks the powerfist and damn near started a fight.

I wear long sleeves most of the time, or at least carry a shirt/jacket. Sun just eats me up now.

Got a windshield on my wish list. Less wind on the head and chest, less fatigue and muscle cramps. I never shoulda rode that Ultra.
05-21-2018 01:05 PM
Knifemaker The bike in front of you likely just stayed right to allow you to pass. You weren't in his "group" so why would he lead you?

The cam chain can make some noise normally, along with all the other engine noise. Be hard to say it was excessive without being there to hear it. You could try the Grambo Trick and see if that quiets them.

Sunscreen is your freind. So are long sleeves.

Windscreen?
05-21-2018 11:20 AM
Thorn The chain noise is most likely your cam chain(s) that run alongside the cylinders to power the valves in the heads. There are tensioners that can either go bad (acct/automatic cam chain tensioners) or need to be adjusted to take up slack as the chain stretches due to wear (mcct/manual cam chain tensioners). These bikes come with automatics, but they are often swapped for manuals.

Yeah, the lead is supposed to hold the left side of the lane, to give them the best view for initiate passing, and to give a well defined 'edge' for the group when cars are passing on the left, then merging back left in front of the group.

There doesn't seem to be a standard 'biker wave' when you're traveling in the same direction, or am I just ignorant?
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